Follow this episode of my cooking web series Baking Bread Plus and learn how to prepare a delicious and healthy dessert : Frittelle di Zucca (Pumpkin Fritters).
Did you know that pumpkin flesh is full of Vitamin A, the vitamin that promote sight, heart and lungs? In Italy, pumpkin is the symbol of the city of Mantua (Lombardy region) and the main ingredient for preparing traditional Mantuan dishes such as pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin gnocchi.
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Photo by Ale Gambini – A Queen In The Kitchen
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch of salt
7gr active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups pumpkin puree
5.3 ounces (1 container) plain greek yogurt
1 orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
canola oil, for frying
1 cup granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder blended together, for dusting
In a mixing bowl combine together flour and salt.
Make a well in the center then add the yeast previously proofed with 1/4 cup of lukewarm. Blend briefly.
Add pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, orange juice, lemon and orange zest, one egg, one egg yolk, sugar. Mix together slowly incorporating the milk.
Mix thoroughly until very smooth.
Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 2 hours.
In a large fraying pan, pour abundant canola oil and heat until it reaches the right temperature for frying.
Dip a stainless steel teaspoon into a glass of cold water than spoon a teaspoon of batter and drop it into the frying pan.
Repeat until all the batter is gone. (Remember to NOT overcrowd the pan while frying).
Let the fritters float into the oil until puff and golden.
Drain with a slotted spoon and place over a plate covered with paper towel.
Enjoy warm, copiously dusted with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Music)
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